Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY


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Welcome to The Long Island Dahlia Society's Website!

Frost has ended the dahlias season for 2019.

Visit the garden again in early summer when the garden is re-planted and blooming once again!

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Dahlia Beds

Events


Open the Calendar to see all LIDS and dahlia related events and sales.

Upcoming Events

December LIDS 75th Anniversary Party

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Captain Bill’s, Bayshore, NY

January Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

Dahlia 101 - "New Introductions"

February Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

Dahlia 101 - How to Make Cuttings

March Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

Dahlia 101 - "Planning Your Dahlia Garden" and "Irish Soda Bread" Contest

April Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

Dahlia 101 - Tuber Sale


Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held year round, on the third Thursday of the month. Locations of our meetings vary so please check the LIDS Calendar above each month for time and location. Note the July meeting is held on a Saturday in the William Wolkoff Garden.

Most meetings provide a dahlia education session on dahlia care through the seasons and provide members an opportunity to share dahlia knowledge and obtain advice.

Meetings are open to all and are free to the public.

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Most Saturdays (and some days during the week) during the year our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Check the calendar for specifics.

Volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom time, digging up the tubers at the end of season, and preparing them for storage. Each season provides a hands-on dahlia care learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and snacks at 11:00 am.